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World Islands Flickr Pool

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I’ve created a new photo pool on Flickr, affiliated with the WorldIslandInfo.com photo stream.

Ika Island and Goat Island, WashingtonPeople have been generous with adding their images to the pool. It may not be the largest island group on Flickr, but it may be the most diverse: it already includes islands from 125 countries and separately administered territories, from Albania to Zimbabwe. I am particularly pleased to have Andorra — a landlocked mountain country — and Libya, which has almost no islands. These are the countries:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

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All inhabited islands?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

A reader asks: “I’m looking for a list of all the permanently inhabited islands in the world, their locations, and their approximate populations. Where do I look?”

That is a tough one, as my estimate of the number of inhabited islands in the world is 11,000, including all sea, river, and lake islands. There is no central list of any category of them.

Two places that will capture the major ones — especially large sea islands — are: